Advocate Receives Top Honors at International Conference on Bipolar Disorder
Muffy Walker, M.S.N, M.B.A., received the Mogens Schou Award for Public Service for founding the International Bipolar Foundation after her youngest son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
“This year’s Mogens Schou Awards continue the strong tradition of honoring those heroes who are making major advances that bring hope to those suffering from bipolar disorder,” said the Thomas P. Detre Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The Mogens Schou Awards were named in recognition and appreciation of Mogens Schou, M.D., Dr. Med. Sci., past president, International Society of Bipolar Disorders, and emeritus professor, The Psychiatric Hospital, Risskov, Denmark. Prior to his death in 2005, his groundbreaking research over 50 years ago proved lithium’s significant mood-stabilizing effects for the treatment of bipolar disorders. The awards ceremony took place at The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote care & support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. For more information about IBPF, please contact Ashley Reitzin: email@example.com.